win 7 printer not printing

January 21, 2012 at 07:53:20
Specs: Windows 7
I have a computer with Win 7 and I've had two printers stop printing from this computer while they both work fine on computers with Vista and XP.

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#1
January 21, 2012 at 08:23:55
They have stopped working completely? What happens if you reboot? Boot from a complete power down of the computer? Do you print once then no more after that?
Do you print from a specific application, then it stops. Does it print halfway or partially through a page then stops? what is the model printer? Is it a USB printer, network printer?

- Off the top of my head, I would suggest to check for an updated driver. A driver form the printer manufacturer. The printer may have installed with the built-in driver.


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#2
February 5, 2012 at 21:05:21
The two printers are an Epson X4300 and Lexmark X2500, they're both USB printers. Rebooting was the first thing I tried followed by downloading an updated driver. First with the Lexmark, the new driver worked for about a dozen prints then it stalled out again. I ended up uninstalling the printer and then reinstalling to have it repeat the same error. Swapped out to the Epson printer to have it do likewise. Following the second reinstall, I didn't download an updated driver relying on the auto driver install when I plugged the USB in. This seems to be working, I'm able to print again and I have not had any problems so far.

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